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Chernobyl Becoming a Big Tourist Attraction

Because of the HBO miniseries, Chernobyl, the nuclear site has seen a boost in tourism.

Seriously, the despite still having higher than normal radiation numbers the site of the 1986 Ukraine disaster has seen an influx of visitors wanting to take a day trip to visit the site.


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When you get there you can't touch anything, wearing long sleeves is preferred, and you can't take home souvenirs, but despite the safety precautions, Chernobyl is still safer than you think.

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There are one-day and multi-day trips available and to give you a hint of pricing, the one day trip will cost you between $90 and $100.

Craig Mazin on Twitter

It's wonderful that #ChernobylHBO has inspired a wave of tourism to the Zone of Exclusion. But yes, I've seen the photos going around. If you visit, please remember that a terrible tragedy occurred there. Comport yourselves with respect for all who suffered and sacrificed.

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Chernobyl (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster.